March 23, 2017

The Rocky Mount High girls’ soccer team watched its early lead disappear Wednesday.

Every time the Gryphons pieced together a potential scoring play, visiting Wilson Hunt responded with a counter. The game seemed destined for extra time. But Sarah Bland shut down that notion.

Bland drilled a…

New York Giants sign Tarboro's Draughn

March 22, 2017

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants have signed veteran running back Shaun Draughn.

The Giants announced the signing Wednesday, a little more than a month after releasing veteran Rashad Jennings in a salary cap move. Draughn last played with the San Fancisco 49ers

Draughn has played…

Duke's Tatum declares for NBA draft after one season

March 22, 2017

DURHAM — Jayson Tatum is leaving Duke after his freshman season to enter the NBA draft.

The school announced Tatum’s widely expected decision Wednesday , and team spokesman Cory Walton said Tatum plans to hire an agent, which means he won’t have the option to return to his college…

No. 1 seed Tar Heels aiming to remain dominant on the boards

March 22, 2017

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina coach Roy Williams has made it clear to his players for years.

When that ball goes up, the Tar Heels had better put a body on someone to box out or work to get inside position and tap a missed shot back up on the glass. And those wing players, well, they need to…